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Wednesday, December 31 1969

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FRCOG Launches New Regional Health Department

From a Franklin Regional Council of Governments press release dated 7/6/12:

As of July 1, towns in Franklin County are being served by a new regional health department.   The Franklin County Cooperative Public Health Service (CPHS), a program of the Franklin Regional Council of Governments,  was one of only 28 Community Innovation Challenge Grants awarded by the state’s Administration and Finance Office this spring. 

Officials Encourage Residents to Enjoy Locally Grown Blueberries

From a Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs press release:

Summer is here, and that means locally grown blueberries are back on the market and ready for picking. This year, Massachusetts is home to 67 pick-your-own-blueberry farms and to hundreds of farmers’ markets and roadside stands.

More on Greenfield's $40K Energy Efficiency Grant

From a Greenfield Mayor's Office press release:

Mayor William F. Martin received notice from the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) that Greenfield will be the recipient of $40,000 in a state grant under the Green Communities Division. DOER’s Green Communities Division has approved an award of $40,000 for the following project proposed in the Town of Greenfield’s Green Communities Competitive Grant application:  $40,000  Low-Moderate Income Residential Energy Efficiency Program.  The Division reviewed the city’s grant application and has determined that “this is a viable, well developed project that meets the eligibility requirements of our Competitive Grant program.”

Greenfield Wins $40K Energy Efficiency Grant

From a  MA Executive Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs press release:

Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Rick Sullivan and Department of Energy Resources (DOER) Commissioner Mark Sylvia today awarded $2.8 million in grants to fund 55 clean energy projects in 19 communities across the Commonwealth.

Voter Registration Deadline for 6/2/12 Town Election

The Greenfield Town Clerk’s office advises residents that the last day to register to vote or change their address for the Town Election will be Wednesday, May 23, 2012.   The Town Clerk’s Office will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on that date.  For further information call the Town Clerk’s Office at 772-1555 x 112.

State Officials Encourage Safe Boating Practices

From a  MA Executive Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs press release:

With Memorial Day and Safe Boating Week approaching, the Massachusetts Environmental Police urge boaters to make this a safe boating season. In addition to wearing lifejackets, state officials recommend that boaters take a boating safety course, operate boats only while sober and make sure their boats have the required safety equipment onboard.  Despite warmer weather, Massachusetts Environmental Police Director Col. Aaron Gross is also cautioning boaters that water temperatures are still cool and boaters should take precautions to prevent hypothermia.

Mayor & HRC Seek Support for Social Security Accountability

From a Greenfield Mayor's Office press release:

Mayor William Martin and Greenfield Human Rights Commission Chairman Lewis Metaxas have called upon Senators John Kerry, Scott Brown and Congressman Richard Neal, on behalf of the Greenfield Human Rights Commission, to co-sponsor H.R. 4082, the Social Security Administration Accountability Act. H.R. 4082 has already been co-sponsored by Congressmen John Olver and James McGovern, Greenfield's present and future congressional representatives, respectively. The Commission has held two community forums in March and April, with the active support of Mayor Martin, to protest the closure of the Greenfield Social Security office and seek a return of a Social Security office presence in Franklin County. H.R. 4082 would prohibit the Social Security Administration from closing or limiting office hours at field offices without providing an in-depth analysis and justification for doing so and without holding public hearings before a change may occur.

NWDA to Roll Out Text-a-tip Program 4/9/12

From a Northwestern District Attorney’s Office press release:

Please join us at the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office at 1 Gleason Plaza in Northampton on Monday, April 9 at 11 a.m. for a demonstration by District Attorney David Sullivan of the new text- a tip program.

Designed to target child sexual predators and help solve crimes in the Hampshire and Franklin counties and the town of Athol, Text-a-tip is one initiative of the new Northwestern District Attorney's Child Sexual Predator Project, funded by the Community Orienting Policing Services (COPS) office of the U.S. Department of Justice.

Voter Registration Deadline for 3/6/12 Presidential Primary

The Greenfield Town Clerk’s office advises residents that the last day to register to vote, change party affiliation, or residential address for the Presidential Primary Election will be Wednesday, February 15, 2012.   The Town Clerk’s Office will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on that date.  For further information call the Greenfield Town Clerk’s Office at 772-1555 x 112.

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